Gwinnett commissioners Tuesday (April 17) approved a contract to install new cameras in county parks to improve public safety. The $240,000 contract with GC&E Systems Inc. will cover installing and maintaining security cameras over the next year.
Gwinnett Community Services Director Phil Hoskins explained that Parks and Recreation will use about $170,000 of the contract amount to install new security cameras in various parks, park facilities and county buildings. Support Services will use remaining funds for repair and maintain existing cameras.
"We have not yet determined which parks where the new cameras will be installed," Hoskins said. Some parks have existing cameras.
The SPLOST sales tax will pay for about two-thirds of the contract with the rest coming from administrative support and other funds.
This is an extension of the Park Smart program that began in 2010 to improve park safety, according to Gwinnett Police Chief Charles Walters.